Last week we knew next to nothing about the 3DS title called Miitopia and now we know so much more!
In case you weren’t aware, today saw a very special, Japan only Nintendo Direct take place solely for Miitopia, a Mii packed RPG that is set to release next month on the 8th of December. The Miitopia Direct ran for over 16 minutes and while it graced us with some new details, the true information drop followed soon after. From need to know details, to gameplay clips and amiibo support, a whole ton of information regarding the title has come and instead of having the information here and there in various articles, we’re compiling them all and sticking them in one single place, right here for you to read at your own leisure. So let’s start with the official website, it’s now live and you can visit it by clicking on the link below:
Unless you are fluent in Japanese, you’re most likely not going to understand a single thing that is written, so allow us to provide you with an English translation of the details, thanks to Twitter user @kubushkwal, along with some of the details that were shown off in the Direct: (And just so we don’t bog you down with text, we’ve included official box art for the game as well!)
- Miitopia is a turn-based RPG that sees players embark on an adventure with friends, an adventure that is to retrieve the faces an evil Demon Lord has stolen. Retrieving faces is something that happens by defeating monsters in battle.
- All Miis you encounter (including the King, the Princess and townspeople to name a few) in Miitopia can be set by you, the player.
- In Miitopia you can download other people Miis that have been uploaded, provided you are connected to the internet
- Popular Miis (something that is decided by voting) can appear during your journey as NPCs. One example of this is given on the website: “A lovey dovey couple of Beethoven and Marilyn Monroe encountered in a town.”
- There are 7 different Mii personalities and they are: Kind, Energetic, Dopey, Stubborn, Carefree, Cautious and Cool
- There are 12 different classes (or Jobs) in all and although there are three that have yet to be discovered as they are hidden on the site, the 9 that are known are: Warrior, Mage, Priest, Thief, Idol, Cook, Imp, Cat and Tank. Also you can actually choose these classes for the friends who adventure with you.
- Support items are essentially magical powders that you sprinkle on Miis. This powder is currently known to recover HP & MP.
- Stats are: HP, MP, Attack, Magic, Defence and Speed.
- When in a pinch, moving Miis to a “safe place” will cure them of status effects. One example of a status effect is “Convulsive Laughter.”
- As well as being able to take screenshots whenever you want, battles in Miitopia are recorded. Essentially if you forgot to take a screenshot at a crucial moment, you can easily watch the fight at a later point and take the screenshots you missed out on, as you watch.
- Relationships between your characters will change the way they act in battle and fights can break out between them, and romantic relationships can occur.
- If Miis do happen to be in a relationship, than that Mii’s partner can visit them and bring them gifts. In the Direct it is shown the Heroine’s Mii receiving a present from her love interest, only to remark she “wanted one (a centipede picture book), for ages.”
- One known act that can affect a Mii’s relationship with another, is if they take a hit for that Mii, when in battle.
- When resting at the Inn, Miis can visit other Miis rooms and interact with each other. Miis can even stay in over Mii’s room and this will improve the Miis relationship.
- You can also eat at the Inn, but what you eat will have an effect on a character’s stats.
- Party members aren’t afraid to make demands of you and ask for things such as a dagger or money.
- Lastly the amiibo support. When scanning an amiibo into the game, you will receive the amiibo’s corresponding costume in-game, although in actual fact it only changes the appearance of the equipment your Mii has on. All equipment strength remains unchanged. 26 characters are supported.
And since we touched on amiibo, here is complete line-up of compatible amiibo:
30th Anniversary – The Legend of Zelda series:
- Link – Ocarina of Time
- 8-Bit Link – The Legend of Zelda
- Toon Link – The Wind Waker
- Zelda – The Wind Waker
Animal Crossing series:
- Isabelle (Summer outfit)
- Isabelle (Winter outfit)
- K.K. (aka K.K. Slider)
- Timmy & Tommy
- Tom Nook
- Inkling Boy
- Inkling Girl
- Inkling Squid
Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary series:
- 8-bit Mario (Both versions)
Super Mario series:
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Gold Edition
- Donkey Kong
Super Smash Bros. series:
- Donkey Kong
- Dr. Mario
- Rosalina & Luma
- Toon Link
- Zero Suit Samus
Yoshi’s Woolly World Series:
- Green Yarn Yoshi
- Pink Yarn Yoshi
- Light Blue Yarn Yoshi
- Big Yarn Yoshi
After all that, the last thing you’ll probably want to do is some more reading, but good news! After this paragraph the only “reading” that will be left is the source articles, but from now until then, it’s time for a round-up of game play footage taken from the official website and the Miitopia Direct in case any of you who missed it, feel like watching it now: